There has been a run on toilet paper. Though runs on toilet paper may not be all that unusual, this one is causing a shortage. Being caught short is not so good.
Many vendors are posting notices such as this:
ENSURING ALL COLES CUSTOMERS HAVE ACCESS TO TOILET PAPER
Following the unprecedented demand for toilet paper we reluctantly introduced a temporary 4 pack limit last week. Unfortunately, many stores are still selling out within an hour of delivery.
1 PACK LIMIT PER CUSTOMER PER SHOP
We have therefore made the decision to change the limit to 1 pack per customer so that toilet paper is available for more of our customers, particularly the elderly and people who are unable to purchase in large volumes.
It seems that many people fear the corona viruse may cause us to wipe ourselves out.
Out of toilet paper.
The very thought rubs me the wrong way.
But I have nothing.